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Graduates To Receive Diplomas at Fall 2016 Commencement

Posted by Elizabeth Billington Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

Commencement-Program-411500-edited.jpgToday's the day! 

This afternoon, Nebraska Methodist College students from across the allied health spectrum will pick up their diplomas and, in doing, take the next step in their nursing and healthcare careers.

Commencement will be held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, and friends and family are all invited to take part in the ceremony, the latest incarnation of a Nebraska Methodist College event with roots dating back to the 1890s.

Dr. Dennis Joslin, president and CEO of NMC, discussed how proud he is of the students who have recently passed through the halls of our college, all with the goal of making a career out of helping others.

“These graduates represent the values and traditions that we hold dear at our institution,” said Dr. Joslin. “What better way to acknowledge our 125-year history than by looking to the future with these exceptional individuals. We can’t wait to see what incredible things these caring and compassionate men and women will accomplish in their healthcare careers.”

The list of graduates, along with their degrees and any special honors acquired, is as follows:


Master of Science, Healthcare Operations Management



Scott Phillip Beckman, Council Bluffs

Paul Michael Larsen, Council Bluffs

Brooke Renee Thacker, Sioux City



Jennifer Morgan Hirsh, Naperville



Quinn Kennedy Babe, Omaha

Brynda Lou Houser, Bennington



Regina Faye Cassidy, Murfreesboro


Master of Science, Health Promotion Management



Mindy Ann Cathcart, Polk City

Leona Lynn Halstead, Missouri Valley



Brittany  Markley, Chicago



Megan  Snyder, Omaha

Leslie Ann Turner, Omaha

Sarah Kathleen Wolford, McCook



Ryan Christopher Kunkle, Sinking Spring



Jordan Hyon Jong Jeon, Houston


Master of Science, Nursing



Mandy Rae Iverson, Council Bluffs

Denise Renee McCurley, Pisgah

Rachel Elizabeth Ratekin, Council Bluffs

Crystal Lee Smay, Council Bluffs

Whitney Nicole Van De Graaff, Iowa City



Jessica Lee Jagodzinske, Moorhead



Kim  Hook, Omaha

Leanne Irene McDonald, Omaha

Amy Jo Morris, Omaha

Renee Lynn Paulin, Omaha

Katherine Ann Spellerberg, Omaha


South Dakota

Brittney Lauren Fischer, Sioux Falls

Nicole Marie Jonas, Sioux Falls


Bachelor of Science, Imaging Sciences


Taryn Sue Day**, San Antonio, Texas

Shafer C. Fox*, Axtell, Nebraska

Elizabeth Renae Goedert**, Omaha, Nebraska


Bachelor of Science, Healthcare Administration


Charity  Pfeifer*, Lincoln, Nebraska


Bachelor of Science, Health Studies


JaNae A. Vinson, Omaha, Nebraska


Bachelor of Science, Nursing



Holly Lynn Brockman, Council Bluffs

Jill Lynn Kammrad-Hunt, Council Bluffs

Holly Marie Miller**, Missouri Valley



Crisa Lee Albright, Papillion

Ashlee Michelle Au**, Omaha

Amanda Lynn Bedel**, Omaha

Alison Kathleen Bell***, Omaha

Sara Katherine Berens, Omaha

Stephanie Lynn Beutel, Omaha

Kelsey Jean Braesch, Gretna

Haiden Paige Brand, Omaha

Brittany Lynn Cornwell, Fullerton

Katie Jo Louise Demaree, Omaha

Kristine Elizabeth Deseck, Papillion

Kyleen Marie Dewey, Omaha

Haley Marie Duncan, Shelby

Melanie Sue Frear***, Wood River

Alexandria Ruth Friend, Hastings

Kali Marie Gardner*, Norfolk

Lauren Marie Giroux*, Omaha

Scott Jordan Greenwood**, Bellevue

Bridget Elizabeth Hegarty, Omaha

Michelle LeAnn Hubbard, Papillion

Alyssa Renee Hunt***, Omaha

Kylie Reanne Jarecke, Clarks

Sajna  KajtazovicE, Omaha

Elizabeth Marie Kochanowicz, Omaha

Emma Lene Legett*E, Papillion

Brittney Elaine Lowe, Omaha

Karissa Nicole Madler, Papillion

Kim A. MartensE, Omaha

Ingrid Janeth Medina**, Omaha

Evan Marie Meysenburg, Omaha

Lindsey Marie Mittelbrun**, Omaha

Leah Beatrice Mittermeier, LaVista

Kylee Kay Mumma*, Omaha

Kayla Christine Munter, Wausa

Kayla Amber Neemann***, Gretna

Ishmael Karim Patterson, Omaha

Tammie Lee Preissler***, Giltner

Bethany Lynn Rollag*, Omaha

Jenae Christine Romaire, Omaha

Alissa Lee Sivinski**, Omaha

Ashley Lynn Snyder**E, Omaha

Abigail Marie Stollberg**, Scribner

Kaitlen Jo Stratman, Omaha

Jessica K. Thomas**, Omaha

Taylor Nicole Timperley**, Omaha

Sarah Ann Vaverek*, Bellevue

Brooke Ann Warner, Louisville

Ian Michael Webster, Wayne

Caitlin Marie Wells, Omaha

Brittany Alyse Westberg**, Omaha


Baccalaureate Honors Designation

*** Summa Cum Laude – Cumulative GPA of 3.87 to 4.00

**   Magna Cum Laude – Cumulative GPA of 3.64 to 3.86

*     Cum Laude – Cumulative GPA of 3.50 to 3.63

E- Educated Citizen Honor Society

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